ABOUT GREG RUTHERFORD - Owner, Exclusive Custom Screenprinting

Greg Rutherford was the original co-owner of a very successful screen printing company based in French Lick, Indiana, called Squeegee Graphics. After selling the company to his partner, in 1990, he married Kathryn Rutherford, a fine artist, photographic restoration artisan, and graphic designer, and relocated to Windsor, Ontario, Canada where he established a new screenprinting company called Mystic Ink.

During this transition, while concentrating on producing one of a kind fabric craft designs and custom screenprinting on wearables for exclusive clients, Greg obtained a position with Nazdar Source One, one of the largest screenprinting ink manufacturing companies in North America. As Inside Sales and Technical Support at the Detroit, Michigan area district office, Greg obtained years of valuable screenprinting technical information from the company's technical and research departments that would give him an edge over other screenprinters. Not only did he sell product to screenprinters and instruct them in their technical use, but the courses and instruction he took during his years with Nazdar allowed Greg to offer specialty printing knowledge and higher quality printing to his own clientelle.

Greg and Kathryn Rutherford transferred their individual businesses to East Tennessee in 1997, operating next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Maryville, area. Mystic Ink was renamed and rebranded EXCLUSIVE CUSTOM SCREENPRINTING as an indication of its reputation for offering only high quality product and screenprinting to exacting clientelle looking for original art designs, high-end product, and superb customer service and personal attention. Fine art and screenprinting is produced from joint studios in the small community of Wears Valley with a retail store open to the public for specialty shopping under the name of Outstanding Expectations.

Although wearable garment printing is the foundation of Exclusive Custom Screenprinting, Greg will consider taking on any type of custom screenprinting job you may have in mind. With his technical expertise special projects are always welcome. Exclusive Custom Screenprinting accepts orders from individuals, business professionals (large or small), wholesale and retail merchants, and completes contract printing for anyone in the North American region.

Crafters and manufacturers will be interested to know that screen printed images can be created on fabrics using permanent, waterbase inks that can then be used in sewing or needlecraft projects. Let us help you get your craft design patterns printed and ready to deliver to the retail market.

Artists and craftsmen will enjoy knowing that although we do still print with plastisol and specialty inks, we use waterbase inks whenever possible especially when your project and your conscience demands "green" products and environmentally safe production. We do use environmentally safe shop chemicals and do use eco friendly methods of disposal to protect the Earth at all times. Afterall, we operate our business in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We wouldn't consider for one moment dumping hazardous waste and unwanted materials into this beautiful land.

Thanks to the talents and expertise of Greg's wife, Kathryn Rutherford, Exclusive Custom Screenprinting is highly qualified to produce creative original art work for your brand, logo, graphics, product, and garment printing. Rarely is clip art used to produce customer orders. Original art and graphic designs can be created in-house as an additional service, or we can duplicate and prepare your customer supplied artwork. CLICK HERE to learn about art specifications required when submitting your own artwork.

At Exclusive Custom Screenprinting, you are purchasing more than just ordinary screenprinted products. All garments and merchandise are printed on name brand items of the highest quality available using quality inks, technical knowledge, and only high quality workmanship leaves our facility. You receive personal service and years of training, knowledge and expertise that is applied to every aspect of your order and finished product. All products are inspected and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.